Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano V Lauro

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Discretion, quality, and unsurpassed craftsmanship – Bottega Veneta has established a new standard of luxury. Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano is an ultra-luxury and exclusive collection of 15 fragrances inspired by an olfactive journey through a Palladian Garden, in Italy.

The Parco Palladiano Collection goes to the very heart of Bottega Veneta, and its deep roots among the traditions and beauty of the Veneto region, where Bottega Veneta was founded in 1966. The Veneto is the natural home for some of the world’s greatest artisans and craftspeople, with techniques passed between generations for centuries. It is an area where the timeless designs of the human hand sit in perfect harmony with the nature all around. Conceived and overseen by Creative Director Tomas Maier, each scent of the Parco Palladiano Collection is an ‘olfactory trompe l’oeil’, capturing different moments and experiences in a Palladian garden.

Conjures up a walk towards the aromatic herb gardens near a villa, the tree path provides brief shadow and adds to the scent of this perfect mid-afternoon moment.

Created by Daniela Roche Andrier, Parco Palladiano V Lauro conjures up a walk towards the aromatic herb gardens near a villa. The tree path provides brief shadow and adds to the scent of this perfect mid-afternoon moment. Woody, slightly spicy, the aromatic breeze combines the crispness of laurel with sturdy rosemary and soft sage leaves.

Top notes: Mint, Labdanum
Heart notes: Laurels, Rosemary, Sage, Geranium, Pepper, Tea
Base notes: Vetiver

Each bottle of Parco Palladiano reflects the traditions of Bottega Veneta and the Veneto region, with the house’s iconic intrecciato. The flacon itself is inspired by classic Venetian glasswork, an aesthetic that defines the Bottega Veneta fragrance house.

Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano I Magnolia is available as 100ml Eau de Parfum.

Come into the wonderful world of Bottega Veneta.

 

 

 

 

Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano I Magnolia

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Discretion, quality, and unsurpassed craftsmanship – Bottega Veneta has established a new standard of luxury. Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano is an ultra-luxury and exclusive collection of 15 fragrances inspired by an olfactive journey through a Palladian Garden, in Italy.

Bottega Veneta: discretion, quality, and craftsmanship – a new standard of luxury since 1966.

The Parco Palladiano Collection goes to the very heart of Bottega Veneta, and its deep roots among the traditions and beauty of the Veneto region, where Bottega Veneta was founded in 1966. The Veneto is the natural home for some of the world’s greatest artisans and craftspeople, with techniques passed between generations for centuries. It is an area where the timeless designs of the human hand sit in perfect harmony with the nature all around. Conceived and overseen by Creative Director Tomas Maier, each scent of the Parco Palladiano Collection is an ‘olfactory trompe l’oeil’, capturing different moments and experiences in a Palladian garden.

Evokes the early moment at the beginning of the day, when the sun begins to shine on a garden`s magnolia that is still dew-covered, immaculate.

Created by Michel Almairac, Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano I Magnolia evokes the early moment at the beginning of the day, when the sun begins to shine on a garden that is still dew-covered, immaculate. The most noble and refined tree of the gardens is the magnolia, and this fragrance captures not just the flower but the full sensory experience of sitting under the magnolia tree: the woodiness of the bark, the cool shade of the leathery leaves, the strong sweetness of the petals.

Each bottle of Parco Palladiano reflects the traditions of Bottega Veneta and the Veneto region, with the house’s iconic intrecciato. The flacon itself is inspired by classic Venetian glasswork, an aesthetic that defines the Bottega Veneta fragrance house.

Bottega Veneta Parco Palladiano I Magnolia is available as 100ml Eau de Parfum. Come into the wonderful world of Bottega Veneta.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mademoiselle Azzaro L’Eau Très Florale

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Azzaro Mademoiselle L’Eau Très Florale shows up as the new inclusion to the magnificent Mademoiselle Azzaro series connecting to the classic Mademoiselle and previous year’s Azzaro Mademoiselle L’Eau Très Belle just as before concentrating on the younger females of our days.

Now that the warm weather has arrived, she can show her pretty little face. Mademoiselle is back and she’s stunning, radiant, beaming with happiness. She leaves a new Eau de Toilette in her wake, the scent of romantic freshness: Mademoiselle Eau Très Florale by Azzaro, or the fragrance of Paris in springtime.

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Azzaro Mademoiselle L’Eau Très Florale celebrates this beautiful season. A happy-go-lucky breeze washes over the French capital. This means simple pleasures for our fashionable playful Parisian Miss, time to sit at a pond in a park and bask in the sun or read a good book under a shady hazel tree… With her floral fruity Eau de Toilette under her wing, Paris is all hers. 

The latest Mademoiselle Azzaro Eau de Toilette exudes springtime. It releases a breath of flowers and fruit and sun. The smell of those first sunny days in one of the world’s most beautiful cities. How could you not be filled with joy!

Fresh, resonant, glistening Azzaro Mademoiselle L’Eau Très Florale is designed – by Karine Dubreuil – on fruity and floral tones and denotes spring droplets in warm sunshine, arising and a time of transformation. A stunning spring variance of the original Azzaro Mademoiselle now the formulation of Mademoiselle L’Eau Très Florale spreads open in warm feelings of spring caressed with juicy freshness.

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Fresh botanical ingredients, Three new elements form the core of this spring bouquet, gracefully asserting the distinct personality of the third incarnation of Mademoiselle Azzaro.

Quince. Native to Asia and more specifically Armenia, Iran and Turkey, the fully ripe fruit is harvested from September to November and then it goes through a distillation process. The fragrance’s forward vivacious scent comes from its compelling, citrusy and slightly botanical notes.

Hazel Leaves. The grassy accord with elements of hazelnut is reminiscent of a peaceful garden setting with the fresh smell of greenery and distant woody scents.

Lily of the Valley. A sign of spring, the first warm days brighten up with this bell-shaped flower’s penetrating scent, very gentleand delicate aromas of plants that make the fragrance so elegant soft and joyful.

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For this latest creation, the Eau Très Florale comes in a beautifully feminine designed multifaceted flacon of the line with a light green liquid as a hint  that outwardly reflects the fragrance’s springtime notes. The cap is decorated with a little gray satin bow. All the grace and lightheartedness of Mademoiselle Azzaro are expressed through this touch of glamor. 

The publicity video for Mademoiselle Eau Très Florale by Azzaro recounts a whirlwind day in the life of a Parisian woman played by Lola Le Lann. What’s she doing? Having fun! Whimsical and playful one minute then moody and laughing the next… The French actress does it all. Guided by a joy for life, she goes from the Jardin des Tuileries to café patios to the rooftops of Paris. 

Mademoiselle Azzaro L’Eau Tres Florale Eau de Toilette is scheduled for April 2018 and would be available as 30ml, 50ml and 100ml. Eau de Toilette.

 

 

 

Fragonard Flower of the Year Lavande

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Lavender The Blue Sun of the Provence

French Maison Fragonard has chosen Lavender, the symbol of the Provence, as its 2019 olfactory signature.

Lavender growing became more widespread in Grasse in the 19th century thanks to the development of the perfumery industry. Grasse’s perfumers were major consumers of this raw material, appreciated for its many olfactory facets ranging from freshness to earthy and woody notes. Its essential oil was used in numerous creations and its geographical proximity facilitated its sale and distribution. Grasse redesigned the Provence’s landscape, painting it with sweeping stripes of purple-blue. In the 20th century, mechanization improved productivity and the lavender growing area expanded accordingly. In the Provence, entire families dedicated themselves to growing it and it became their main – and sometimes only – source of revenue. It was the Blue Gold of the Provence!

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We begin the new year with the Fragonard Flower of the Year, a lovely collection created by the French perfume house Fragonard. The aime is to celebrate specific flowers each year by launching a limited edition of beautiful design and featuring the colors and smells of the fragrant fields in the south of France around Grasse.

French Maison Fragonard was founded in 1928 by Eugene Fuchs in Grasse, in the southe of France. He named the perfume house in honor of French painter Jean Honore Fragonard. Fragronard makes their products in their own factory, which is one of the most interesting sights in the city of Grasse.

Following the wonderful collections of Mimosa, Jasmine, Violette, Iris, Muguet, Pivoine, Pois de Senteur, and last year’s Verviene, Fragonard chose the calming and harmonious benefits of Lavender to create a new lovely limited edition for this year.

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The generous scent of lavender has been transformed into a limited edition line of perfumes. Fragonard has envisioned a Lavende for Spring of scintilating harmonies, woven with blue-toned ribbons of azure, indigo and purple. These are the nuances of color that we can find in French lavender fields at the various hours of a summer day. You will find its delicate scent accross the entire line.

Fragonard has imagined a Lavender 2019 bursting with dazzling harmonies, woven with azure-blue, indigo and purple ribbons… the beautiful shades of blue found at different times of the day in the Provence’s stunning summer lavender fields.

Created by Celine Ellena, Lavende opens with a floral bouquet of myrtle and clover, revealing its gentle feminineand fresh aromas and accentuated with absinthe (a wormwood accord). An intense note of lavender in the heart is surrounded by jasmine and gentiane flowers, warm rosewood, sensual musk, and a sophisticated powdery touch of precious iris.

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The Fragonard ‘The Flower of the Year Collection’ Lavende includes a 50ml Eau de Toilette, which is decorated with a vivid illustration of lavender flowers on the glass bottle and the outer carton; a set that includes a purse, a 7,5ml Eau de Toilette spray, a 30ml Shower Gel, a 30gr Soap bar and a towel; a set of four soap bars 4 x 50gr; a soap bar of 140gr; a glass soap plate and a home fragrance of 200ml with a diffuser.

All products you can find at Fragonard shops and online at fragonard.com.

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When you visit Grass

Push open the door to the world of perfume! Discover the perfumer’s ancient know-how and secrets and create your own Eau de Cologne. Led by a perfumery specialist, the workshop promises an unforgettable sensory experience for individuals and professionals alike. The workshops are held at our factory on the Côte d’Azur and at our perfume museum in Paris, and they conclude with a guided tour conducted in any of the world’s major languages.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes By reservation on their website: fragonard.com

Come into the world of Fragonard.

 

 

 

 

Tory Burch Love Relentlessly Fou De Toi

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Britisch fashion designer Tory Burch fills up its women collection with one more fresh/woody floral perfume Love Relentlessly Fou De Toi – a new flanker to Love Relentlessly launched in 2016.

Mad for each other, madly in love. Introducing Love Relentlessly Fou De Toi, a limited-edition scent that captures the heady, intoxicating feeling of passionate romance. It builds upon Love Relentlessly, the fragrance inspired by the love story of Tory’s parents. A sparkling mix, intensified: black currant blends with feminine peony accord, rounded out with a glowing balsam accord – a floral oriental scent that leaves you wanting more.

Love Relentlessly captures that euphoric feeling of falling in love. A sparkling mix: fiery pink pepper and patchouli fuse with dewy rose and addictive amber. The same irresistible scent, now encased in newly designed packaging.

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Tory Burch Love Relentlessly Fou De Toi is a pleasant feminine aroma opening with fresh Sicilian lemon, pink grapefruit, pear and raspberry notes along with floral accords of rose essentials, jasmine Sambac, and spicy pink pepper. All these notes are seasoned with woody ingredients of cedarwood, sandalwood, patchouli, vetiver and tonka bean.

Tory Burch Love Relentlessly Fou De Toi is available as 30 and 100ml Eau de Parfum.

 

 

 

 

Castagna Milano designs Audi A8 Avant

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When we think about an Italian body designer and builder, we quickly think of Bertone, Pinninfarina and Zagato. Maybe of Touring or Castagna. Each and every one of them are masters in the creation of very special creations.

Although less big – and known – than the first three Carrozzeria’s mentioned above,  Carrozzeria Castagna was founded in 1849 in Milan by Carlo Castagna for building luxurious carriages. Thanks to the help of a few rich Milanese families, the company was growing into a well-known coach builder. By the end of the 19th century, the first bodies for motorized vehicles were built. Later on the chassis of Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Hispano Suiza, Isotta Fraschini, and Mercedes will be fitted with special bodies.

There is nothing to go for Castagna. Do you want an open-top Fiat 500 for hot beach days? It’s possible! Complete with shower, refrigerator and wooden ‘back deck’ for sunbathing. It will costs you about 80,000 euros, because the Italians need easily 2,000 hours for the metamorphosis.

We have seen a number of interesting projects from the Milan-based company. Take for example the ‘special-request’ one-off Bentley GT Shooting Break and the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé, or the small-production Fiat 500 Tender Beachcar, the Mini Tender Beachcar, and the Peugeot 508 RXH. To name a few.

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These coachbuilds will give you an idea of ​​what the Italian bodybuilder is planning to do. Not only the Fiat and Mini creations are very popular, the Peugeot 508 RXH introduced in 2014 is doing very well too. The latter provided the inspiration for a new project.

Currently the Italian coachbuilders are busy with an Audi A8 of the previous generation. That model is transformed into Avant and gets a tough outdoor look. Many details are not yet known, but according to Castagna it is a serious project. The company uses aluminum and carbon fiber. The latter material is used, among other things, for the extension of the roof.

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What Castagna has done is to give the luxury saloon a new roof line with a traditional car shape and to add Allroad-inspired details, such as the silver roof rails, black plastic cladding for the wheel arches and sills and aluminum accents for the front and rear bumpers. The profile of the rear doors clearly shows that the car was designed as a sedan, but the new roof integrates neatly into the overall design.

The engine choice has fallen on the W12 quattro variant with a 6.3-liter W12 engine, an output of 500 hp and four-wheel drive. In other words; this will be the world’s first and only Audi A8 Avant Allroad W12. Even though Audi had such a kind of car in mind a long time ago, witness the Audi Avantissimo Concept from 2001.

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With their program, Castagna reintroduced the idea of a One Off: a modern interpretation of the tailor-made concept that was first adopted in the 1920s. These ‘coachbuild’ vehicles are thoroughly tested and designed according to specific requirements by Castagna. Custom – hand – made in Milan, Castagna takes orders for unique conversion projects.

Come into the world of Castagna.

 

 

 

 

Orsay L’Or De Say Magnolia

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German fashion house Orsay presented a new fragrance that celebrates the feminity and beauty of magnolia flowers. L’Or De Say Magnolia comes – like Orsay’s last years fragrance L’Or De Say Essence – before the holiday.

Orsay L’Or De Say Magnolia opens with a floral blend of magnolia, orchid and rose. It is accented with cardamom in the heart of the scent, which is supported with a lush bouguet of jasmine and freesia. The luxurious floral blend is softend with a creamy base in which the sandalwood gives a milky touch combined with white willow wood and sensual white musk.

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Orsay L’Or De Say Magnolia is available as 50ml Eau de Toilette at Orsay boutiques and at orsay.com. Come into the world of Orsay.